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DIY'd Mid-Century Canister Set.

By: Chrisjob Jan 31, 2008

Heather Smith-Prisco loved these 50's canisters when she found them online, so she decided to use them as inspiration for a makeover of her own set of vintage canisters.


Read her full how-to and see lots of step-by-step photos on her Flickr page.

Via Design*Sponge. 

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Unfinished Armoires, Four Ways

By: Diy maven Jan 31, 2008

What do you get when you take four unfinished armories and Curbly them up? Inspirational photos like you wouldn’t believe.

Potential bar.

Bar realized.

Potential craft cubby.

Craft cubby realized.

Potential garden ‘shed’.

Garden ‘shed’ realized.

Potential laundry center.

Laundry center realized.


For individual components of each project, visit BHG, but be advised, there is an inordinate amount of advertisement… Continue Reading

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How to Style Your Photos for Bigger On-Line Profits

By: Diy maven Jan 31, 2008

SusyJack over on Etsy has put together an exceptional article on how to style your photos in such a way to present your products in the most appealing way possible. Although directed to on-line sellers at places such as Etsy and the like, her tips work well for your average poster on Curbly as well! Via Craftzine.

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The Banana Handle

By: Diy maven Jan 31, 2008

Slide the BananaHandle onto your hot pan handles for maximum pinky protection. The very appealing banana is made of heat-resistant silicone. Just $7.50 from Perpetual Kid.

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Hemming Jeans: A Tutorial.

By: Chrisjob Jan 30, 2008


"Canadian Craftster" Kansas A offers an excellent how-to for hemming jeans. The thick denim and triple or even quadruple layers of seams can often lead to broken needles. She does use a serger, but that shouldn't limit you from giving it a try.


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Online Help to Design on a Dime.

By: Chrisjob Jan 30, 2008 highlights some helpful websites which "can help do-it-yourselfers with ideas, product suggestions and how-to guides."


They suggest:

They seemed to have missed, but these'll definately getcha started.
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Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile.

By: Chrisjob Jan 30, 2008

Architecture and design blog Materialicious points out these amazing recycled glass tiles:

"Trendgroup USA announces the launch the new handmade transparent glass tile collection, Liberty. It was designed by the Italian mosaicist Giulio Candussio and contains a minimum 25% post consumer recycled glass. It is available in 12 colorways for around $45 psf. Soon to be available at retailers everywhere, you can already get it at Stone Source (see more… Continue Reading

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Hot Rocks

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2008

These Rock Oil Lamps are actually made of poly-resin, but they do look pretty realistic. At only 10 bucks a piece, they even include lamp oil. Great for indoors or out. Via Greenhead.

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How to turn soda cans into stars.

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2008

Teag on Craftster shows us how to turn soda cans into stars using a minimum of supplies that include, a tin snips, scissors, Sharpie, hammer, punches, metal ruler and, of course, empty soda cans.

A thumbnail sketch of the procedure goes like this:

  • Rinse out soda can(s)
  • Use a tin snips to remove the top of the can; cut down the printed seam on the can, and then cut off the bottom of the can.
  • Emboss the semi-flat aluminum sheets as desired with a… Continue Reading
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Salvador Dali gets it.

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2008

Warning: This Daliesque wall clock may cause a case of the whirlies–or a discussion of the theory of relativity, which may also cause a case of the whirlies. The 12" timepiece is available through What on Earth for 35 bucks.

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